Veteran actress and Chhaapaak's director Meghna Gulzar's mother is extremely proud about the success of her daughter's latest directorial venture. The actress in a interview with a leading daily revealed that she watched the movie in the theatre. The yesteryear actress apparently refused to attend the premiere of the film which was held for family and friends. Rakhee says, "I wanted to see the film on release with the public they are the ones who are the most honest and unforgiving judge of films, I also took along members of my staff to see their reaction."
Praising Meghna's direction Rakhee said, “There were so many youngsters in the theatre, all watching in rapt attention. What Bosky (pet name for Meghna) has achieved in Chhapaak is not easy to do. It’s a true story, faithful to facts but still so cinematic. I am very proud of my daughter.” Prior to its release, the film was subjected to much controversy specially after Deepika's sudden appearance at a recent student protest in JNU. Chhapaak is based on the life of acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal and stars Deepika Padukone and Vikrant Massey. The film was pitted against Ajay Devgn's biopic 'Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior.'